We have taken a look or two at Rodea in the past, but this latest information serves as some of the most concrete released to date.
Here is the press release:
NIS America would like to announce that Rodea the Sky Soldier is coming with a new release date to North America on October 13 and Europe on October 16 for Nintendo Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™!
We are also excited to announce that Rodea the Sky Soldier will be receiving a special Launch Edition for 3DS™, which will be available at North American retailers. This Launch Edition includes the game with a collector's box and an original soundtrack - this version has not been released before in Japan!
First print copies of the Wii U™ version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will also come packaged with the Wii™ version of the game. The Nintendo Wii U™ and 3DS™ versions will also be available digitally on the Nintendo eShop. The brainchild of Yuji Naka and Zin Hasegawa, Rodea the Sky Soldier brings speed and adventure together in this new journey through the sky.
About the game:
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo's assault was thwarted.
In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years.
But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.
Article by Nick